During the month of June, we’re focusing on raising money for our exemplary youth arts programs. For the next 4 weeks, 45 youth interns from San Francisco public high schools will get together as artists: makers, performers, and presenters. We will share news and highlights online to keep our YAX friends looped in on our awesome activities. Led by our faculty of incredible artists in Architecture, Filmmaking, Percussion, and Printmaking, our summer internship program is a great example of our in-depth work with excellent young artists. Our students will be working on various community-based projects this summer, our very own pipelet parklet, a public safety campaign, and a survey of traditional percussion from the Afro-Latino diaspora.
In 2000, we had a vision to provide a new model of high quality arts education to San Francisco public high school students. Seventeen years later, we’re going strong as we spark a shared creative practice between professional artists and public high school students, furthering students as leaders, thinkers, and artists in San Francisco. Over the past 17 years, Youth Art Exchange has grown steadily in scope and service to San Francisco public high school students. We have transitioned from being a small, neighborhood-based organization to now engaging students from across San Francisco in free, multi-disciplinary arts classes. Our values centered on creativity, empowerment, exchange, opportunity, and learning are at the core of who we are as a vibrant arts organization, and as a leader of youth arts in San Francisco.
We couldn’t be more excited to showcase our work and look forward sharing highlights in June! Give to Youth Art Exchange and join in the incredible community of young artists and exemplary programming that laces together the landscape of the arts of San Francisco. Please invest in these young leaders, thinkers, and artists by donating online here. The first $2500 will be matched by our generous and dedicated Board of Directors.
Share your love this summer!